My Oma and Her Hiking Buddy, A Beautiful Bavarian Family Story
My Oma on a hike with her friend somewhere in the Alps in the 1930s, maybe late 1920s.
Her name was Rosl Liebisch and she lived from 1915-2009. I don’t know much about that line of my family yet, but here and there I have discovered little stories. My Oma was friends with her employer, a lawyer, who owned a car that she raced across Germany in a car rally during the interwar period. My dad said she was the first woman to win. I haven’t been able to find that evidence yet, but I do have a photo of her in the drivers seat being photographed!
She lived in Bohemia at the start of WWII and was forced to walk over 300 miles with her family and all of their possessions to their sister city Nordlingen in Bavaria, Germany. That is where she met her husband while working on a farm. They had my father a few years after the war was over.
This photo was taken on one of her vacations with friends in the late, one of whom I have to thank for all the fantastic photos they took! I love their traditional outfits and their rolled down long socks. ~shared by @the_people_tree